Internet Neutrality

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Don Foster Don Foster Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions his Department has had with (a) other Departments, (b) telecommunications companies and (c) other interested parties on internet neutrality; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Margaret Hodge Margaret Hodge Minister of State (Industry and the Regions)

The Department has discussed the issue of net neutrality with telecommunications companies, internet service providers and other interested parties via open stakeholder meetings in preparing the UK response to the EU Commission communication on the review of the European regulatory framework for electronic communication and services.

Details about the preparation of the UK input to the review (including notes of meetings) can be found on the DTI website: http://www.dti.gov.uk/sectors/telecoms/2006review/page26449.html.

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